2 items from 2012
This distribution case study of American: The Bill Hicks Story has been previously posted at Indiewire, and when it went up, I quickly scanned it and tweeted their link. But now I’ve actually had time to read it carefully, and it’s a very useful document that deserves its own place on the blog. A Powerpoint presentation prepared for a panel at this year’s SXSW moderated by Orly Ravid, the document walks you through the filmmaker’s Diy theatrical and various VOD and digital distribution deals. There are revenue numbers here, and not just for American, but also other movies released by the panel’s participants, who include Magnolia’s Eammon Bowles, Gravitas’s Nolan Gallagher and Variance’s Dylan Marchetti. And that’s not all: there’s a discussion of the film’s marketing and publicity, selection of poster and ad slick design, and a stern set »
- Scott Macaulay
SXSW 2012 film review
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Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
This documentary examines the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of real life superheroes who continue to fight the good fight both on and off the screen.
Film Synopsis (from SXSW.com)
Who’S It For?: All movie fans, and comic book fans. You don’t have to be a big Wonder Woman fan before going in.
This documentary has a great structure, in which it uses the DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman as its central example of how important heroines can be to their followers, and also how said heroines are still powerless to image-conscious writers who manipulate their creations to better align with current cultural images. First and foremost, it provides a thoughtful background on the surprising history of Wonder Woman, »
- Nick Allen
2 items from 2012